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Today is Letter Writing Day! (Contest)
Thursday, December 7th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Melinda Barrera!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve fallen out of the habit of writing letters—and I think it’s a damn shame. Worse, I think it’s very sad that penmanship and letter-writing are no longer taught in school. Did you have a teacher who helped you find a pen pal somewhere in the world for you to exchange letters with?

It’s such a civilized thing to do, I think. A tangible way of connecting. I think the last time I exchanged letters with someone on a regular basis was with my grandmother. She enjoyed getting letters and saved them. I have letters of hers that I saved. They were never of anything very important, just notes to catch her up on what was happening in my life. There was real joy seeing a letter from her waiting in my mailbox. She shared little tidbits of her daily life, and I could hear her voice when I read them. Again, that tangible proof of love.

My question to you today, for a chance to win a FREE download of one of my books, is… Do you write letters? Not emails. Physical letters? Do you receive them? And do you miss them, too?

19 comments to “Today is Letter Writing Day! (Contest)”

  1. Elaine Bishop
    · December 7th, 2023 at 7:55 am · Link

    I don’t write letters anymore, but my handwriting is horrible so I don’t miss writing them. I do miss receiving them, they felt more personal than an email.

  2. miki
    · December 7th, 2023 at 8:00 am · Link

    i do, i prefer writing letter to email even if this year sadly i could not send as many as i hoped because i got unwell and time flew but i plan on keeping send some for christmas but also from time to time it’s always great handwritte and with ink fountain pen not just a pen
    however the cost of sending a letter keeps going up and that’s a shame

  3. Steph
    · December 7th, 2023 at 8:31 am · Link

    It’s been a while since I’ve written a letter. I usually jot a little
    Note in cards but nothing long. I’ve thought about sending letters to a few people. Maybe now I’ll get back to it 😁

  4. cindy
    · December 7th, 2023 at 9:51 am · Link

    Almost 70, I never gave up doing letter writing. I would say 50% of the 60 Christmas cards I sent this year had a handwritten note inside. Writing and getting them back, handwritten letters/notes are like a refreshing cool breeze in the heat of the summer.

  5. Colleen C.
    · December 7th, 2023 at 12:00 pm · Link

    Mostly in cards nowadays…

  6. Stacey Kinzebach
    · December 7th, 2023 at 12:00 pm · Link

    I’ve recently gotten into sending letters again. I miss them. No I don’t recieve them back, lol

  7. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · December 7th, 2023 at 2:24 pm · Link

    Not letters, but personal notes in cards

  8. Melinda barrera
    · December 7th, 2023 at 3:57 pm · Link

    I do receiving letters in the mail makes me feel special.

  9. Jennifer Beyer
    · December 7th, 2023 at 9:13 pm · Link

    I haven’t written a letter in a while but I used to really enjoy it.

  10. A. Catherine Noon
    · December 7th, 2023 at 10:39 pm · Link

    I love letters!!

  11. Sara D
    · December 8th, 2023 at 12:03 am · Link

    I do write letters to a family member who is in prison. and he writes back. I tell him about vacations, how work changes are going, and family drama. I include pictures when I travel. He tells me about new projects he is working on, and the guide dogs he has been training and sends pictures.

  12. Beckie
    · December 8th, 2023 at 2:44 am · Link

    Yes, I write letters, and I miss getting them. I’m old fashioned.

  13. Debra Guyette
    · December 8th, 2023 at 6:31 am · Link

    I have not written a letter in a bit but I do write lots of postcards.

  14. J
    · December 8th, 2023 at 8:26 am · Link

    Always nice to receive someone’s thoughts and feelings so why not be the bearer as well

  15. BN
    · December 8th, 2023 at 9:50 am · Link


  16. kerry jo pruett
    · December 10th, 2023 at 12:12 pm · Link

    I don’t write letters anymore. I used to when I was younger and loved it. I always loved to get letters from family and friends to catch up with them. I agree it is a shame that penmanship and letter writing is gone now. There are some young ones that don’t even know how to address an envelope. Such a shame.

    · December 10th, 2023 at 12:34 pm · Link

    I do write letters, I love stationary and words. I text online or whatever but writing is so much more personal and you can get your point accross better with the written word.
    There is just something about getting a letter or card with a note in the mail that I love doing for others and getting myself.

  18. Becky Ward
    · December 17th, 2023 at 8:47 am · Link

    I had a pen pal that I was writing to but I haven’t heard from her in about 2 years, then I moved unexpectedly. I sent her a letter but never received a response from her. I miss writing letters.

  19. Delilah
    · December 20th, 2023 at 8:15 am · Link

    Thanks to everyone for sharing! Maybe letter writing isn’t a completely lost art!

    The winner of her choice of a download from my backlist of books is…Melinda Barrera!

    Melinda, email me at to let me know what story you want to read!

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